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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 29, 2011 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: also, there's more new Video at YouTube

Also, this guy named Thomas Lofstrom - "Producer" - upped several lengthy videos onto YouTube, just the other day! Taper "John R" posted yesterday about Lofstrom's GD in Telluride video. After watching that last evening, then I found Lofstrom's Telluride Bluegrass Festival video.

The Festival Tapes 1.0: The Grateful Dead - GD at Telluride - 2:03:54
I first met Bob Weir at Charlie's Dalai Lama Party. I was screening some raw stock of The Festival Tapes in one of the cabins while recording various performances and events at the party. (see the Dalai Tapes) On one of my rounds through the cabin, I found Bob camped out in front of the video screen. "Did you record this?" he asked. "If we played Telluride, would you record us?" And so, the concert was scheduled. Uncle Bobo (Bill Graham) had some other ideas about the video. It was agreed that the audience was, in fact, the real show at a Dead Concert. Here the camera focus is on that experience, concluding with some extrordinary footage of the Band. As with all the postings here, the magic is in the details. [surprise ending!]

Thomas Lofstrom
The Festival Tapes 7.0: Bluegrass Sampler - Telluride Bluegrass Festival - 1:01:48
Kate Wolf, Jamie Brockett, Crossroads, Sons of Thunder w/Jimmy Ibbotson, New Moon w/Tim Goodman, John McEuen, Dan Crary, Doc Watson, Reasonable Band, Free Mexican Airforce w/Peter Rowan, Steve Goodman, Doug Dillard, Eclectricity, Hot Rize, Rising Faun String Ensemble w/Norman Blake, New Grass Revival, Ricky Skaggs band, John Hartford

Mr. Lofstrom forgot to mention Doc Watson, and Ricky Skaggs band, so I added their names to the above list. Check out John Hartford at 0:35:30! This amazing multi-camera video tape footage appears to be from the 1980 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. There are cameramen shooting on stage with handhelds from several locations. There are some very good close-ups and tight shots. The audio tracks are SBD.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 28, 2011 10:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: also, there's more new Video at YouTube

"Charlie's Dalai Lama party"?

Trying to picture Bob partying with the Dalai Lama. Or maybe dressing up like the Dalai Lama? The next week: Mother Theresa Party!

Seriously, what was that? And who's Charlie (dumb question, maybe)?

Kate Wolf ... always wonderful.

Btw, thanks for posting. Looks like intriguing footage (albeit a super-long buffer. Gak!) On the GD filming comment, I agree that the audience is the show. Cool to watch the band in videos, of course, but I always want to see the crowd, too. Would also like shots of what the crew is doing, backstage, etc etc. Just provides a more holistic/historically representative picture. (How many Jerry hand shots can you really do?)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 28, 2011 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: also, there's more new Video at YouTube

RIP Kate. The Kate Wolf festival happens every year outside Laytonville, in close proximity to Wavy's Hog Farm/Camp Winarainbow.